2 Weeks – 10 Days – 20 Specs – A Recap of What’s on the Market Right Now!

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These past two weeks we’ve seen the explosive return to the spec market after August, and the early parts of September all but packed it’s bags and sent it on vacation. Nineteen specs have fought their way into the market over the past ten business days, with five agencies and seventeen management companies splitting the goods. taking the lead in that category with four of those all coming out of the lit-heavy agency. striking close behind.

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– xxx – 3
– xx – 2
– x – 1
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On the management front, not one company hit the market with more than one project. And, a lot of smaller companies who’ve had some early success in the spec market in 2012 return with seasonal goods to find those sales figures once more.

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Gallagher Management – x – 1
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So, the next question is, aside from the genre-heavy October releases that usually sprinkle the market, what else made the leap these past two weeks?

Well, here’s the breakdown by genre (considering some are double-billed for genres):

– xxxxxxxxxxx – 11
– xxxxxxxxxx – 10
– xxxxxx – 6
– xxx – 3
– x – 1
– x – 1
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Now considering, even though horror films still continue to do very well in an industry that has been saying horror is dead for the last five years, only one actually hit the market tabbed as a “horror”. But, take that with a grain of salt, considering “thriller” has easily filled that void with what has become a vague interpretation of definition of the past several years. The surprising push to market however has been the amount of “action” oriented scripts to hit the market, toppling all other genres, though conveniently pairing with “thriller” on a majority of the double-billings. But, what’s more surprising than that? Six comedy scripts dropped into the usually “genre” heavy month… and all of them are getting a lot of buzz!

And lastly, here’s a quick look at those scripts that have made the leap over the past ten business days:

TERMINUS – John Swetnam
SURPRISE WEDDING – Susanna Fogel, Joni Lefkowitz
CRASH COURSE – Steve Altes, Diana Jellinek
BEST MAN – Gabe Snyder, Mike Alber
THE DEVIL’S BELLY – Mike Le
SINKHOLE – Luke Passmore
BAD MAN’S SON – Malcolm Spellman
WHILE ROME BURNS – Alex Hollister
YO LET’S SAVE JESUS
OUTRAGE – Michael Tabb
THE OUTSKIRTS – Dominique Ferrari
ASK FOR MICHAEL – John Plante
DERELICT – Pete Cafaro
HIGH VALUE TARGET – Spenser Cohen
A DARK PLACE – Stacey Menear
COLOSSEUM – Chris Hauty
BACK IN THE USSR – Todd Berger
ZOMBIE WEDDING – Scott Spiegel
ONE FREE CRIME – Ian Simpson
A MAN DIES – Andrea Jaag

Now it’s time to go catch up on your reading!

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